Sunday, February 8, 2015

Reflection Model

I traveled in by bus to the NGV to see Takahiro Iwaskai's model of Itsukushima.and the floating Tori Miyajima, the shrine near Hiroshima.
Takahiro Iwasaki is recognized as one of Japan’s new generation of emerging young artists, who creates intricately detailed models that reinterpret contemporary cityscapes and iconic historic building.
it just floats and the double shape is like a reflcection
The Reflection Model series focuses on seven of Japan’s most sacred buildings that all have an intimate visual relationship with the reflections they cast in the water that surrounds them. Playing with this striking visual relationship Iwasaki constructs precise three dimensional models that are exhibited suspended, in a way that combines the actual building with its illusionary reflection to create one complete form.
the Tori
Commissioned for the National Gallery of Victoria, the third and largest work in the Reflection Model series takes as its subject the Shinto shrine of Itsukushima, located on the tidal flats of Japan’s Inland Sea.
the detail is amazing
it was hard to get a picture without legs!
And the Real Thing
The Tori

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